These clubs both had their share of success in their openers-albeit, on vastly different levels. Austrailia showed the grit and fight necessary to compete in the World Cup, yet they were up against a superior Chile squad who would be denied. And the Oranje blitzed 2010's World Cup champions, Spain, 5-1 in a result that stunned everyone. Though this match shouldn't be a blowout given Australia's ability to compete, the Netherlands are expected to win as they eye the groups top spot.
The last of the opening round matches, Russia and South Korea face-off Tuesday in what is already a crucial Group H match as they each vie for the points necessary to move on to the next round. Belgium is the group favorite and is not expected to lose a match this round. If that holds fast, then Tuesday's match between South Korea and Russia could very likely decide who else will advance along with Belgium to the knockout round.
Group A action continues on Tuesday with another great match: Brazil and Mexico. Both clubs won their openers easily, although Brazil was the beneficiary of a very controversial call which helped them tremendously. Mexico's opener was also not without drama; the club had two goals nullified due to some questionable offside calls.
It has become a World Cup staple: no matter the year, Germany and Brazil are always in contention to win it all. However, after tournament darling Spain's lopsided loss in its opener to Holland on Saturday, nothing is for certain. That being said, Germany is still Europe's best hope for winning it all this year, and they face a tough test today against Portugal. Portugal features Cristiano Ronaldo, the man many consider to be the best player in the world. And Germany boasts one of the tournaments all-around best lineups. It should be a great match.
During the 2010 World Cup, a then unknown German octopus named "Paul" shot to international stardom when he correctly predicted the winner of all seven matches that Germany played in. For this year's World Cup in Brazil, all sorts of animals across the UK are getting in on the action by picking match winners.
With Group D looking like perhaps the second toughest group in this first round of the 2014 World Cup, any of the clubs within the group expecting to advance can ill afford to lose any of these round one matches. If Uruguay is to have a chance at all against Group D's other two powerhouses, they will almost certainly need to win in their tournament opener against Costa Rica. And that is shaping up to be no easy task.
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